Pamela Alexander


Pamela Alexander is the author of four collections of poems: Navigable Waterways, a Yale Younger Poet selection; Commonwealth of Wings (Wesleyan University Press), Inland (an Iowa Poetry Prize winner), and Slow Fire (Ausable Press). After teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for many years, she joined the faculty of Oberlin College, where she is an associate editor of Field magazine.

Selected Works

Slow Fire
Slow Fire's poems are both deeply human and attuned to the earth itself.
Witty and profoundly serious, Inland looks at human life and wildlife with scrupulously accurate imagery.
Commonwealth of Wings: An Ornithological Biography
Combining the best of poetry, nature writing, and biography, Pamela Alexander in her book-length poem brings to life John James Audubon and a world not yet aware of nature's limits.
Navigable Waterways
Selected by James Merrill for the prestigious Yale Younger Poet series, this book is unfortunately out of print.

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